Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Nano

Who is doing NaNoWriMo?

I, of course, couldn't get it together in time to start, so I'll just cheer for you all. "Write one for Alicia!" That could be your rallying cry!

We could do cheers. Gimme an N! Give me an O! Give me a V!

Who's on the team? Do you have any strategies or words of advice?

Alicia

12 comments:

Ian said...

I'm doing NaNo for the 7th time. My opening day, I set a personal record for single-day word count: 9321! I was shooting for an even 10k, but ran outta brains late in the evening.

My strategy tip is to get ahead early, because if you do that, YOU WILL SUCCEED. Simple. :)

Good luck, everyone!

Deb Salisbury said...

I'm in. I'm not as fast as Ian, though! I'll be thrilled each day I can produce more than the minimum.

My words of advice: Have fun!

elfarmy17 said...

I'm in! I finished yesterday just short of 4,000, which is pretty darn good for a weekday for me.

ClothDragon said...

Me too, but I'm closer to Deb. Struggling through the beginning this year -- so much I should be writing it right now. -- Alright. Going to do that.

Heehee. Word verification is oillyboo! Oillyboo! If that's really a word, I must look it up and perhaps use it somewhere. Or everywhere. Or say it a lot for the fun of it.

OK, now I'm really going to write.

Edittorrent said...

Good work, everyone. Sort of amazing how you guys hit the ground running while I was writing "toothpaste" on my shopping list.

Gee, only 49999 words to go!

Alicia

Leona said...

LOL I finally got a breakthrough on paranormal I've been working on since last Nano!

I'm a little slow out of the starting gates because this book has had me stumped for so long so only managed 2400 yesterday. (not as awesome as it sounds as I did first 1800 in 45 min!)

Today, I wrote like 30 words and was stumped again, so I'm doing the secret handshake with Theresa and doing things backwards...

Also, for those doing Nano, I have blog post on 30th of september with some neat tricks and the second list of ten will be published on another blog as a guest post during Nano. *preens* Anyways, have fun and see you as we whip past the finish line...

Bethany Michaels said...

I'm doing it this year but I'm more excited because one of my boys is doing it, too, through the young writers Nano program. My 7-yr-old just loves to make up stories, write them down and then draw the pictures. He is very excited and is off to a great start on his action/adventure/mystery story. Seeing him so excited really inspired me to give it another go! We are planning to go to a couple of the local write-ins here in Nashville.

Kate Higgins said...

This is my first time. I'm near Seattle so the pressure is on. the Seattle area has had the total word count title for five years now. I guess it's the rain and all the free flowing coffee. I have written over 6,550 words so far, we'll see how the rest of the month goes. It is a good way to focus.

amlahe616 said...

I am in too and thanks to you and Theresa's classes I am actually think about my structure and characters.

Andrea said...

I'm doing nano with both my kids again this year - I do the 50K adult Nano and they each do a mini-novel of their own. The YWP workbook is a gem of a tool for kids, and can help you get a better handle on your story too as it simplifies things down to the core.

Because my kids are young, last year we worked through the workbook each weekend in November and then the last weekend, they dictated their story to me (they each wound up with three typed pages!). This year, we did the workbook in October and they are writing on their own for the first time. Should be some interesting spelling choices in there LOL!

Alicia, thanks to your voice class I'm also crazy enough to be doing a major revision on my just-completed novel this month too. Because apparently I don't have enough to do. ;)

Andrea

green_knight said...

I'm a rebel - I am working on my WIP, and I aim to write good words, not necessarily a lot of them. So far, I've written ca. 3K - am a bit stuck on the current scene, but that's the kind of book this is.

My tip: unless you care about 'winning' write what's right for your book. Ride the wave, enjoy the energy and how many people are excited! about writing this month - but don't do badly by the book just to meet an arbitrary target.

Denny S. Bryce said...

Hey, just noticed you asked. And yeah, I'm doing nanowrimo. Actually using it to keep me motivated and on track to finish VLC. So far, so good. This weekend isi huge!